Advantage and disadvantage – Elena
Advantages of laser cutting:
It is easier to keep the work-piece in the right position.
Short obtained by laser cutting doesn’t take long and are extremely accurate. It is easily to chieve the whole cutting process in less time compared to traditional scissors.
As the section is produced, there isn’t direct contact of the work-piece with a cutting tool, lowering the risk of contaminating material.
In traditional separation process, the heat generated during the process of cutting usually melts the material. In laser cutting, the heat area is very small, reducing the possibility of material deformation.
The laser cutting machines require less energy for cutting sheet metal.
We can use the laser cutting technology to cut wide range of materials like wood, ceramics, plastic, rubber and certain metals.
Laser cutting is amazingly versatile technology and we can use it to cut or burn simple to more complex structures in one piece.
One or two cutting machines are able to use in the work of several other cutting machines.
Computer programs can easily control the laser cutting process, which makes it very precise while saving considerable amount of work.
Because the laser cutting machine doesn’t require human intervention, except for inspections and repairs, the frequency of injuries and accidents is very low.
Laser cutting machine has high level of efficiency and required design replicas are exact copies of each other.
Disadvantages of laser cutting:
Efficiency and power consumption depends on the type of section that we carry it out and nature of the laser. Usually, laser cutting have high energy consumption.
Laser cutting of plastic components is expensive because when expose to heat, plastic emits gas. For this reason, the laser cutting service provider should have well-ventilated room, which quitely expensive. Also, the gases released during the process of cutting plastic can be harmful and toxic.
We can´t cut all types of metals with laser cutting. For example, we can´t cut metals like copper and aluminum using this technology.
Production rate isn’t consistent. All depends on the type of material used, the thickness of the work-piece and the nature of laser cutting.
Setting of the temperature and the distance laser can lead to the combustion of some materials.
Human intervention is required just in case of repairs and trial runs. While these actions, worker comes in close contact with the leaser beam, which can cause burns.